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Not just the holly 

Not just the pine 

nor flaming of candles 

Makes Christmas so fine 

But the Spirit of Friendship 

That reaches afar 

To wish Merry Christmas 

Wherever you are! 

A rare view of Gulf Park's famous Friendship Oak, photographed January 1, 1964. 

Dr. Cox is greeted by 
Bette Brock, President 
of Theta Alpha. 
Looking on are 
Judy Oliver and 
Lavonia Loehr. 


I was in New York August 12, with plane reservation for Europe, when I received a telephone 
call from the Board of Trustees, requesting me to return to Gulf Park, and serve temporarily 
as Acting President. So, beginning on August 15 I have been on the job, trying to co-ordinate 
the good work of competent members of the college staff, until a new president could take charge. 

I am pleased that I can report a full enrollment, excellent morale, and good prospects for a suc- 
cessful college year. One of my compensations is this privilege of sending to each of you, through 
the Tammy Howl, my personal Christmas greetings. 

And may I take advantage of this setting to include just a few reminiscences. In the first year 
of Gulf Park, 1921-22, we had only 100 girls, ranging in advancement from first year high school 
through second year college. Inter-urban street cars ran on the front beach at about the top of 
the present sea wall. Do you remember the year and a half when Vachel Lindsay, world honored 
American poet, was the Resident Poet at Gulf Park ? He taught a class in American and English 
poetry, using as his classroom the big platform in Friendship Oak. 

Then let me skip many years to 1949-50, the last year before Mrs. Cox and I retired. Some of 
you may recall as I do, with pleasure, the unsolicited offer of Life Magazine to send an editor 
and a photographer to the Gulf Park campus to prepare a four-page spread of pictures and de- 
scriptive matter about Gulf Park, as one of America's outstanding junior colleges for young 
women. This issue of Life appeared a few months later. One photograph of this spread shows 
the entire student body lounging comfortably under Friendship Oak. There the annual Class 
Day Exercises are held traditionally the day before Commencement. Now we have Elizabeth 
Hall, a fine, new, modern dormitory, named in Mrs. Cox's honor. Space will not allow me to 
recall more of such varied glimpses and accomplishments, or of the real joys of all those interest- 
ing and rewarding years. 

What scattered thoughts! What precious memories! 

A Very Happy Christmas to you and to those who are dearest to you. 

Acting President 

Gulf Park "Blows" Open 

Despite Hurricane Betsy, Gulf 
Park opened its 45th session on Sun- 
day, Sept. 12. On the previous 
Thursday members of the Welcom- 
ing Committee and the Hurricane 
arrived on the campus almost simul- 
taneously. Happily, both the Wel- 
coming Committee and the campus 
survived the Hurricane with little 
damage. The greatest loss was the 
pier and the boathouse which were 
washed away. Other damage was 
confined to tree limbs which were 
strewn about the campus. 

Thirty-three Seniors, members of 
the Welcoming Committee, worked 
on, without lights for almost twenty- 
four hours, to be ready for the ar- 
rival of the student body on Sunday. 

Almost a full enrollment of the 
329 boarding students was recorded 
on opening day, with only a few 
students absent because of delays in 

Opening activities were held as 
scheduled with a parents' meeting, a 
buffet supper, and the first all stu- 
dent meeting on Sunday. Counseling 
of all students with faculty advisors 
took place on Monday, and registra- 
tion for classes was held on Tues- 

During the opening and through- 
out this first semester we have been 
fortunate to have Dr. Richard G. 
Cox, founder of Gulf Park, serving 
as Acting President of the College. 
Both faculty and students welcomed 
him with open hearts and hope he 
will prolong his stay. It seems like 
old times having Dr. Cox back on 

This 45th college session opened 
with great spirits and the first se- 
mester has been busy with much ac- 
tivity. We look forward to a second 
remester of progress and energy. 


A new type of program has been 
inaugurated on the campus this 
year. On Wednesday evening, from 
5:45 until 6:00, the Student Council 
sponsors a Vespers Service. The mid- 
week Vespers is intended to benefit 
the student body by leaving with 
each girl some trend of inspirational 
thought of meaning and value. At- 
tendance is on a voluntary basis and 
the programs are planned and con- 
ducted by students. 


The student body for the 1965- 
1966 year includes 329 boarding 
students and six day students for a 
total enrollment of 335 girls. 

The Senior Class has 93 members 
and the Junior Class 242. The girls 
represent thirty-one states, the Pana- 
ma Canal Zone and Venezuela. 
Georgia leads all other states with 
42 girls, then come Texas with 35, 
Alabama with 34, Florida with 33, 
and Tennessee with 21. Birming- 
ham is represented by nine girls; 
Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia is repre- 
sented by nine girls; and Atlanta by 


On Sunday, October 10, the Senior 
Class of '66 made a boat trip to Ship 
Island to view once more the tra- 
ditional and beloved island. 

Hurricane Betsy had washed away 
the dock, but otherwise the island 
looked the same. As the boat passed 
Fort Massachusetts and the Old 
Lighthouse, the Seniors recalled 
many fond memories and events in 
their life at Gulf Park. 

As the boat turned back to the 
Coast, the Seniors looked to Ship 
Island and promised to return in 
the Spring. To the Ship Island 
which will always be a part of Gulf 
Park by the Sea. 


From Long Beach to Gulf Park a 
steady stream of bicycles has been 
seen cruising during the crisp Au- 
tumn days. The front porch of Eliz- 
abeth Hall serves as a shelter for an 
increasing number of bikes. A va- 
riety of sizes and colors, some with 
baskets and some with horns provide 
pleasure for the Gulf Park girls as 
well as furnishing means of rapid 
transportation to the Long Beach 
shopping center where students pur- 
chase supplies at the local "A & P" 
and enjoy milkshakes and hambur- 
gers at the "Frosty Top." Keep 
riding girls and maybe you will 
make the Olympics. 


Returning Gulf Park students 
were pleased and delighted with the 
number of campus improxements 
carried out during the summer 
months. The interior of Hayes 
House has a new look with the ad- 
dition of wall-to-wall carpeting 
throughout the building and a fresh 
coat of paint. The Hayes reception 
room has been refurnished and re- 
draped in an elegant style. 

A welcome addition to Elizabeth 
Hall is the installation of a telephone 
booth on first floor, while the Lloyd 
Hall girls are enjoying a new coat 
of paint throughout their dorm. The 
telephone problem in Hardy Hall 
has been eased considerably with the 
installation of new telephone booths. 
On third floor the Hardy juniors 
are enjoying new furniture in their 

The physical education depart- 
ment has been expanded with the 
construction of new tennis and vol- 
leyball courts, and the relocation of 
the riding ring. 

Construction will start shortly on 
a new pier to replace the old one 
destroyed in Hurricane "Betsy." The 
students are proud of the top shape 
our campus is in and appreciate the 
speedy clean-up job executed by the 
maintenance department after the 


The Junior Class enjoyed a coast 
boat ride down to the Broadwater 
Marina and back on a beautiful 
Sunday afternoon in late October. 

Miss Nelson and Mr. Drago were 
unanimously elected class sponsors, 
and Mrs. Drago was elected an hon- 
orary member of the class. 

The majority of the boat ride was 
spent learning and practicing the 
songs the Juniors serenaded the 
Seniors with a few nights later. 

Upon return to campus, the en- 
tire class gathered around the Junior 
fountain to sing some Gulf Park 
standards, finishing with the Alma 

A good time was had by all, and 
the trip helped the class to get better 
acquainted with one another. 


Rush — as much a part of the 
Gult Park program as it is on any 
campus was initiated within the first 
weei< of school. Having devoted 
much time and hard work toward 
preparation, the actives of the six 
sorcjrities were ready to meet and 
greet the barrage of new students 
and prospective members. Delta Al- 
pha, Delta Chi, Sigma Psi, Gamma 
Psi, Kappa Chi and Theta Alpha 
were all assured of a successful 
rush season. 

In contrast to the previous custom, 
the informal coke parties were di- 
vided between two nights; thus al- 
lowing more time for getting ac- 
quainted. Against the background 
of excitement and confusion, rushees 
were introduced to each sorority. For 
unet]ualed entertainment, skit par- 
ties were performed in quite profes- 
sional manner. Delta Alpha pre- 
sented "The Girl Who Found Her 
Place," a skit in which Delta Alpha 
showed the evolution of a college 
freshman into a Gulf Park Girl. Del- 
ta Chi's version of "Tarzan Rides 
Again" was quite moving in that 
Tarzan entered careening across 
stage on a vine. Gamma Psi im- 
pressed its rushees with a Japanese 
Teahouse theme. A mystical for- 
tune teller was narrator for Sigma 
Psi's skit, in which Sigma Psi pro- 
vided the sense of belonging every 
girl seeks. Kappa Chi's delightful 
arrangement of the Isle of Kappa 
was set to a South Pacific theme 
providing musical enjoyment for the 
audience. Theta Alpha's B. Broad's 
Amateur Hour if ever discovered by 
television would certainly be a suc- 

The following Sunday afternoon 
and evening were set aside for the 
formal teas, the finale to the rush 
parties. Each sorority carried out the 
sorority colors in refreshments as 
well as in table decorations and 
flower arrangements. The atmos- 
phere, of course, was the most form- 
al, yet it offered the opportunity for 
rushees and members alike to make 
their final decisions. 

Preference sheets were filled out 
and the period of nerve-racking si- 
lence began. The following Thurs- 
day evening bids were issued and 
each girl attended her respective so- 
il rority's reception. 

Formal pledging Monday after- 
noon marked the beginning of an 
unforgetable period for most pledges. 
Big Sisters were revealed and the 
responsibilities of pledgeship were 
assumed. Under the supervision of 
sorority presidents and pledge mas- 
ters, pledges were instructed in the 
(Jreek alphabet, sorority songs and 
standards, and the Cardinal Princi- 
ples of Cjood Manners. Weekly 
te.ts were given. The final pledge 
test was planned for October 28th, 
however, all were surprised when 
instructions were given to report to 
the Y-Hut for a Halloween party. 
Costumes exhibited remarkable or- 
iginality and ingenuity on such short 
notice. Pledge Day was soon to fol- 
low with its traditional air raids in 
junior Fountain, rat fits, impromptu 
skits, egg tosses and strenuous ex- 
ercises. An amusing sight was the 
afternoon "Powder Puff Football" 
game which featured the most 
skilled and athletic pledges, while 
the less athletically inclined cheered 
their team. I am quite certain this 
day will long be remembered! 

Having fulfilled the obligations of 
pledgeship, the pledges solemnly re- 
peated their oath of loyalty at the 
formal initiation. Each new member 
was presented with a single flower 
thus symbolizing her acceptance of 
the even greater responsibility — the 
responsibility accompanying mem- 

At the formal Panhellenic Banquet 
held on Monday, Nov. i, Panhelle- 
nic Council officers and members 
were introduced by our President, 
Dr. Cox. After the members of each 
sorority sang their sorority song, a 
delicious meal was enjoyed by all. 
To conclude the evening's festivities, 
a formal concert was given in the 
auditorium featuring Nathan Twin- 
ing, a marvelous pianist. 

Of course, the tension and excite- 
ment of rush subsided with Initia- 
tion, however, every girl is well 
aware of her responsibility to her so- 
rority. During the year, athletic 
tournaments. Sorority Sing, as well 
as scholarship will test the loyalty of 
every member to her sorority. Cer- 
tainly there will be close competition 
for the Sorority of the Year trophy. 
With the termination of a quite 
successful rush season, every girl has 
found her place! 

•**V ^'«JA 


Curtain, lights, action, and many 
favorite comic strip characters came 
to Hfe in the drama department's 
musical production, Revue II. This 
satire on comic strips was under the 
direction of Miss Picking, Mrs. Mer- 
dinger, Mr. Christmas and Mr. An- 
derson. Bev Root, president of Jet 
Maskers, was the stage manager. 

The Revue was presented in the 
speech workshop. The audience sat 
at small tables with checkered table- 
cloths and cokes and pretzels. 

The first comic strip to come to 
life was "Peanuts." Pat Ckayson as 

Lucy, along with Charlie Brown and 
other characters, amused the audi- 
ence with short escapades. 

Claiming that "I'm Not At All in 
Love," Pandy Short portrayed Win- 
nie Winkle. 

Dick Tracy to the rescue again! 
In this dance number, the Lady of 
the Diamonds, Susie Sickel, was 
surprised by a thief, but her jewels 
were saved by Dick Tracy just in 
the nick of time. 

Joey Zook as Little Orphan An- 
nie skipped across the stage singing 
"Look for a Sky of Blue" at most 
unexpected amusing moments. 

Sydne Rome, as Brenda Starr, 

sang and danced to her rendition of 
"Whatever Brenda Wants." 

A hilarious sketch on Prince Vali- 
ant featured Joan Reznichek as the 
dauntless Brunhilde. "Never leave 
me. Never leave me." "Poca." 
"John." "Poca." "John." 

The last of the comic strips was 
"L"il Abner." Among the dancing 
hillbillies, Fran Kleinfeld, our own 
Daisy Mae, sang "It's All or Nothin." 

To close the show the entire cast 
gathered on stage to sing their ver- 
sion of "Put On a Happy Face." 

Revue II played to a packed audi- 
ence for three nights, and everyone 
agreed it was a delightful show. 


Too early on Saturday morning, 
Oct. 1 6, 136 (iuU Park girls stum- 
bled from the dorms, toting week- 
end luggage, and climbed aboard 
four chartered buses bound for the 
U. S. Naval Air Station at Pensacola, 
Florida. The four hour bus ride 
was consumed with worried waiting 
as the girls anticipated first glimpses 
of their weekend dates. 

With the arrival of the buses at 
Pensacola the "Match March" be- 
gan with cadets fining up to meet 
their dates as they stepped off the 
buses. This first meeting wasn't as 
trying as anticipated, and the intro- 
ductions of weekend dates went oft 
rather smoothly. 

After getting settled in the bar- 
racks, the girls rejoined their dates 
for lunch and an exciting afternoon 
of football. The Navy vs Marine 
game proved to be a Navy booster, 
with a score of 35 to o. 

After the game girls and cadets 
returned to their respective barracks 
to prepare for the Regimental Ball 
to be held at the Officers' Club. As 
dates arrived that evening, girls 
were paged with the cry, "Hit the 
quarterdeck-" Confusion reigned. 
Many ran around wondering what 
to hit. When the girls finally "hit 
the c]uarterdeck," they were pleasant- 
ly surprised by corsages. 

Cadets and their dates were greet- 
ed by officers and chaperones in 
four receiving lines before going in 
to dinner. Following dinner the 
Autumn Regimental Ball presented 
a spectacle of cadets in dress whites 
and dates in a variety of multicolored 

Dancing was interrupted for a 
short program. Candidates for 
Queen of the Regimental Ball were 
introduced, and Gulf Park was 
proud to be represented by four 
lovely girls, Connie Cain, Becky 
Cooley, Ginger Kling, and Nancy 
Wolfrom. While the judges were 
making the big decision, the Naval 
Choir entertained. 

Excitement was high as Becky 
Cooley was presented as Queen of 
the Ball. Becky received her crown 
from Captain John C. Haynie, Jr., 
commander of the School of Pre- 
Flight. Ginger Kling was selected 
as a member of the Queen's Court. 


A gala evening ended at midnight 
as the Cnilf Park Cindcrcllas re- 
turned to their barracks. 

Beauty sleeps were interrupted at 
six o'clock on Sunday morning with 
an unexpected band serenade. Cadets 
were playing marches on the quar- 
terdeck! Needless to say, every girl 
in the barracks was awakened. 

After church services and brunch 
in the mess hall, many had the op- 
portunity to make a tour of the air- 
craft carrier USS Lexington. 

Later the girls donned their casu- 
al attire for a beach party. Lunch, 
swimming, and dancing were en- 
joyed by the girls and cadets. 

All too quickly the weekend was 
over. Luggage was hauled from the 
barracks, goodbyes were said, and 
the Gulf Park girls boarded the 
bu:es to return to campus. As the 
buses rolled out of Pensacola, the 
girls and chaperones agreed that the 
weekend was an exciting one. 


The six (Julf Park sororities prac- 
ticed diligently for four weeks, an- 
ticipating the annual volleyball tourn- 
ament. This event begins competi- 
tion for the Sorority of the Year 
trophy. After a month of practic- 
ing, the tournament began on Thurs- 
day afternoon, November 18. Be- 
cause a "round robin" style tourna- 
ment was employed this year, all 
sororities played each other in the 
competition. The games were held 
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 
afternoons with an enthusiastic 
crowd participating, on the volley- 
ball court and in the stands. Delta 
Chi Sigma was victorious, winning 
first place in the tournament. Second 
place was taken by Kappa Chi, and 
Delta Alpha Sigma placed third. 
The climax of Saturday's games 
ended a period of fun and hard work 
for all six Gulf Park sororities. 

Gulf Park Students Enjoyed A Variety Of Activities 


The student body and members 
of the faculty gathered in the col- 
lege auditorium on the evening of 
October 14, for a production of 
Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera. The 
r^Aledium. The cast were members 
of the Gulf Coast Theatre of Arts, 
and the opera was performed in 
English. Mr. Don Christmas, of 
Cjulf Park's music department, was 
musical director and accompanist. 

The theme of the opera is based 
upon Madame Flora, the medium, 
and quite obviously a drunken fraud; 
her beautiful daughter Monica; and 
Toby, Madame Flora's mute helper. 

As the curtain opens the three 
are preparing the parlor for a 
seance which is to be held that night 
for three customers. The three soon 
arrive and Monica and Toby take 
their hiding places to deceive the 

The seance begins and with the 
help of the hidden Monica and Toby, 
each of the customers is satisfied, 
believing that they have communi- 
cated with their dead. Madame 
Flora, however, is not quite as sat- 
isfied, for during the seance she felt 
a cold hand at her throat for only a 

When the guests leave, she ac- 
cuses Toby of what she believes to 
be a prank, and because he cannot 
defend himself she orders him out 
of the house. With mixed feelings 
of fear and anger Madame Flora 
leaves and Toby and Monica are 

Monica, seeing that Toby is strug- 
gling to tell her of his love for her, 
sings a beautiful aria using the 
words she feels Toby would like to 
say if only he could speak. 

Time passes and the three custom- 
ers come again for another seance, 
and in a fit of drunken rage Ma- 
dame Flora tries to tell them that 
she is a fraud and that all the il- 
lusions of the seance were merely 
created by her helpers. The guests 
do not believe her, and in fear and 
confusion, Madame Flora orders 
them away. Madame Flora finds 
herself alone and terrified of the 
strange events which have happened 
to her. From this point, the opera 
begins building up to its horrifying 

Three curtain calls were needed to 

satisfy the audience. After the per- 
formance a reception was held and 
many of the students and faculty 
met the performers. The reception 
was the perfect ending for an even- 
ing which the students of Gulf Park 
will long remember and appreciate. 


The stage is completely black — 
suddenly there appears a white 
clown face moving over the entire 
stage. As it moves you become 
aware that the face is attached to a 
neck, and so on until you are shown 
the entire body — completely clothed 
in white. The process is slow, em- 
phasizing separately each part of 
the body as it comes into view. The 
mime (pantomime) artist we are 
seeing, is Frans Reynders. The re- 
markable control he has over his 
body is due to long hours of prac- 
tice at L'Ecole de Mime, in Paris, 

In talking to Mr. Reynders at 
various intervals during the day he 
spent at Gulf Park, I was able to 
discover quite a bit about his pro- 
fession, and his attitude toward it. 
He believes that mime is the greatest 
form of international communica- 

For the benefit of the dance stu- 
dents, a two-hour class was held the 
morning before the concert. Dur- 
ing the class, it was pointed out 
through our inability to do rela- 
tively simple things, how litde we 
actually are aware of our body. 
Mime involves much more than a 
technical knowledge of movements. 
One must be able to appreciate 
nature, life, or what have you. But, 
appreciation is only the beginning. 
One must capture it, then communi- 
cate it to someone else. 

During the concert, everyone was 
captivated by his tremendous talent. 
There was something of interest for 
everyone. One could hear the guns, 
and see the war in his pantomime of 
a soldier. For the romantics, Sarah 
Jones, a dance student at Gulf Park, 
and Mr. Reynders provided excel- 
lent entertainment. His program 
ranged from the gruesome to the 

Gulf Park certainly benefited from 
Mr. Reynders' visit. His concert 
was not only entertaining, but also 
educational and stimulating. 



On Sunday, November 21, thirty- 
six students and three faculty mem- 
bers travelled to New Orleans to 
see a matinee performance of the 
motion picture "The Sound of 

We had an early lunch in the din- 
ing room and those who had seen 
the picture before recommended that 
everyone "Be sure to bring some 

Our chartered bus was late — you 
know Greyhound, "Take the bus, 
and leave the driving to us." But 
despite all we arrived at the theatre , 
in New Orleans in plenty of time 
to settle in our seats and anticipate 
the show. It was just Miss Brock's 
luck to break the heel of her shoe, 
but she continued through the day 
with a smile. 

It was unanimous that everyone 
thought the picture was "marvelous" 
and all could see it again. But as the 
group boarded the bus it was evi- 
dent that the Kleenex had come in 

We stopped at Gentilly for sup- 
per at Morrison's, where one of the 
noteworthy remarks from the Gulf 
Park contingent was, "I'm not used 
to eating at square tables." 

We arrived back on campus in 
time for some of the lucky ones to 
have evening dates, after a pleasant 
and enjoyable day in New Orleans. 


Excitement filled the air as a bus- 
load of Gulf Park girls left the 
campus on Saturday, October ninth, 
for the Mobile Charity Horse Show. 
Under the direction of Miss Janet 
Nelson, Gulf Park riding instruc- 
tor, this fun and educational trip 
was made possible. Arriving in time 
for an extensive tour of the barns, 
the student equestrians were able to 
observe the important "behind the 
scene " preparation which goes into 
making a successful showing. The 
Mobile County Mounted Sheriff's 
Po:se made a colorful grand entry 
in rhythm to an organist's rousing 
accompaniment. One of the high- 
lights of the show was "Triple 
Threat," world champion walking 
horse, who took first honors in his 
class. The show closed as the final 
trophy in the five-gaited class was 
presented by the first lady of Ala- 
bama, Mrs. George Wallace. 


Dr. Richard Cox, Acting Presi- 
dent of the college, played Grand- 
dad to twenty Gulf Park students on 
October 13. The girls were enter- 
tained at a Granddaughters' Dinner 
held in the college dining room. The 
girls, daughters of former gradu- 
ates, thoroughly enjoyed the oppor- 
tunity to know the man who played 
Dad to most of their mothers. 

Before dinner a reception was held 
in the Hardy reception room. Dur- 
ing this time the girls had the 
chance to talk informally with Dr. 

Cox and Dr. and Mrs. Rupert Cooke 
who were also present. Dr. Cooke, 
the former Business Manager of the 
college, is now a member of the 
Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Cox and his guests were 
seated at a special table in the middle 
of the dining room. Dinner started 
for all students with short speeches 
made by Dr. Cox and Dr. Cooke; 
these speeches were reminiscent of 
the old times. After dinner the 
head table was surrounded by the 
student body who honored Dr. Cox 

and his guests with some school 

The daughters of former (julf 
Park students included: Bronwyn 
Bowen, Frances Crabtree, Lynn Doo- 
len. Dean DuBose, Sally Lontz, 
Mary Monroe, Ellen Mott, Patricia 
Nelson, Pamela Palmer, Charlene 
Rudy, Harriet Schumacher, Linda J. 
Sparks, Cinda Steenhof, Peggy Stein- 
er, Darla Stoltz, Mary Jane Sullivan, 
Sheila Valentine, Nikki Womack, 
Davis Wood, and Minerx'a Wood- 



Pierced ears, granny gowns and 
rah rahs are a few of the biggest 
fads which are sweeping the campus. 
When the first period bell ring;, 
students can be seen strolling across 
campus with white boots on their 
feet, "Villager" on their backs and 
initialed pinky rings on their fingers. 
On rainy days and chilly nights a 
barrage of navy, yellow and tan 
trench coats and bright colored rain 
slicks have been observed. An in- 
fluence from the North, perhaps, are 
the knee socks and long stockings 
sported by the fashion-conscious set. 
Many Gulf Parkers have let their 
hair grow long, those with short 
crops supporting this trend with the 
purchase of hair pieces. 

Checking out on date nights are 

an attractive group of monogram- 
med dres:es, sweaters and blouses 
accented by an inscribed circle pin 
or scarab bracelet. And who hasn't 
spent a pleasant afternoon beach- 
combing in a pair of sandals and a 
peasant scarf? The very newest in- 
novation is the granny gown, which 
has evolved from the traditional 
"nightie ' into a floor-length affair. 
These serve the dual purpose of 
being stylish as well as warm. 

Rah rahs are an outgrowth of the 
despised saddle oxford remembered 
by all from earliest childhood. These 
are scattered in styles of both brown 
and white and black and white from 
the athletic field to the class rooms. 
From this evidence it is plain that 
(Julf Park girls are off to another 
succe sful year in the fashion world. 


At five o'clock on Wednesday af- 
ternoon, November 10, the first 
beach supper of the 1965-1966 school 
year was held. All Gulf Park stu- 
dents and many staff and faculty 
members enjoyed dinner at dusk 
along the beach in front of the 
campus. Since these suppers, usual- 
ly frequent events, had been post- 
poned from the first of the year due 
to the damaged and debris-laden 
beach left by hurricane "Betsy," 
everyone especially enjoyed the oc- 
casion. Following the delightful 
buffet dinner of fried chicken, every- 
one gathered around a huge bonfire 
to sing songs and enjoy the fellow- 
ship of others. 


Have you ever had breakfast at 
"Brennan's"? Eighty Gulf Park 
girls devoured the opportunity of- 
fered to them by the college. 

We departed from G. P. C. at the 
wee hour of six o'clock that sunny 
Sunday morn, cheerfully bound for 
glorious New Orleans. Some had 
planned on a short snooze during the 
two hour bus ride, but the excited 
atmosphere foiled dreams and strains 
of "Ragg Mopp" pierced the blanket 
of sleep. 

Upon arriving at our destination, 
we descended from the buses into 
the heart of the classic French 
Quarter. E)'es that had not previous- 
ly beheld the quaint site widened 
vv'ith longing into windows display- 
ing items peculiar only to New Or- 

We were swiftly herded into the 
famous Brennan's restaurant where 
our hunger was appeased delight- 
fully by platters of exotic French 
culinary masterpieces. 

After spoiling our palates at Bren- 
nan's we strolled along Royal Street, 
feeling very "tourist" in our Sunday 
suits amidst the arty folk typical of 
the area. While working our way 
thr(;ugh the "beat" section, well 
guarded by our courageous and pa- 
tient chaperones, our guide pointed 
out various spots of historical in- 
terest. If we listened intently, 
shrieks of slaves from decades past, 
could be heard in tortured wails. 

We were conducted on an inform- 
ative tour of the New Orleans mu- 
seum, which contained life-like wax 
replicas, depicting scenes from the 
glamorous and brutal history of 
New Orleans. It was fascinating to 
see accurate reproductions of the dra- 
matic heroes and villains of Ameri- 
ca's most fantastic city. 

As we stepped once again into 
the sunlight, we trekked (swiftly) 
through Bourbon Street as we head- 
ed toward the docks for a cruise on 
the Mississippi. 

We waved farewell to Bourbon 
Street and boarded our ship. We 
prepared for a four hour cruise on 
the vast river by relaxing upon the 
cool, breezy top deck, which gave 
us access to the picturesque view. 
The cruise proved itself to be edu- 
cational as well as delightful. It also 

happened to stimulate, once again, 
pangs of hunger within 79 comrades 
and myself. So ... . 

Off once again to greet the calor- 
ies. We dined at the Roosevelt 
Hotel, taking advantage of their 
superb all-you-can-eat smorgasbord, 
containing every food one's stomach 
could imagine and more. Of course 
we partook unhesitantly, although 
faithfully applying our cardinal 
principles of good manners through- 
out the meal, thus upholding our 
Ciulf Park standards. 

Upon exiting from the Roosevelt 
our tru ty buses once again awaited. 
This time to Preservation Hall, 
home of Dixieland jazz. Although 
space was scarce. Gulf Park still 
found plenty of room to clap along 
with the irresistible beat of "The 
Saints" and others. 

Exhausted, but with many new 
and wonderful memories, our Gulf 
Park girls returned home once more 
to their college by the sea. Although 
expired of energy, the students 
managed to bellow with vigor once 
again, the melodious strains of 
"Ragg Mopp," dominating over Mr. 


Though some students were able 
to go home over Thanksgiving 
v/eekend, the majority remained on 
campus. We had just the one day 
holiday and regular classes were held 
on Friday and Saturday. 

At 12:15 o" Thanksgiving Day 
the Student Council sponsored a 
special Thanksgiving Service in the 

The traditional Thanksgiving 
Dinner, with all the trimmings, was 
served in the dining room at 12:30. 
We entertained many guests for 
dinner, including faculty members, 
parents of students and boy friends 
who were visiting for the weekend. 

On Friday night the Student 
Council sponsored a holiday dance 
in the auditorium for the student 
body and dates. The band played 
from nine until eleven-thirty, and 
coffee and doughnuts were served 
until midnight in the dining room. 

The weather was beautiful 
throughout the weekend and every- 
one enjoyed a very pleasant Thanks- 
giving holiday. 



On the black night of October 28, 
1965, 240 juniors sat shaking with 
fear during study hours as they at- 
tempted to digest the vast accumula- 
tion of knowledge necessary to pass 
their various pledge tests. Such 
questions as: "Where is Suzy Senior 
from"? and "What comes after Al- 
pha"? could be heard in whispered 
echoes throughout the dormitories. 

Arousing emotions similar to that 
of a fire drill, the ever faithful, nine 
o'clock bell penetrated the ears of 
ner\ous juniors. As if to the gal- 
lows, they trudged stiffly to their 
respective sorority meetings with all 
hopes of becoming actives depend- 
ing upon this one, final, emphatical- 
ly important, pledge test. 

As the pledges sat shakingly 
awaiting instructions from their 
stern pledge masters and prepared 
to write an epilogue concerning var- 
ious memorized knowledgables, the 
command was given: "ALL RIGHT 
have 5 minutes to run back to your 
dorms, put on a costume and pro- 
ceed to the Y-Hut"! Squeals of re- 
lief and exultation came from lips 
of joyous juniors. 

The race was on as dormitories 
became disheveled in a frenzy for 
discovery of an original costume. 
Imaginations were exercised as 
pledges devised their varying as- 
sortment of home-made spooks and 

Meanwhile, back at the Y-Hut,- 
refreshments and decorations were 
prepared for the mad masqueraded 
assembly. Spontaneous laughter 
aro e as classmates viewed one an- 
other so decoratively appareled for 
the occasion. Sheets and sweatshirts 
were transformed into both glamor- 
ous and hideous garb. Adorned ac- 
cordingly, the juniors part'cipated 
in a costume contest. 

The Seniors were also effectively 
attired in sacred all-white, looking 
quite Seniorish with made-up black 
eyes and decorated with signs stat- 
ing, "We'd rather fight than switch." 

The evening was climaxed with 
the traditional "AIR RAID" as 240 
pledges condensed into the air tight 
pressure of the poor bulging Y-Hut, 
and hit the f^oor in a concentrated 

All in all our pledge test was a 
grand success, proving enjoyable to 

Pledge Day 

Ended With 

A Splash 

New Students 

Trying Out 

The Boat At 

Huckleberry Hill! 

Delta Chi 
Kappa Chi 



























President . . . 
Daria Stoltz 

Delta Alpha 
Secretary . . . 
Diane Jones 

Delta Chi 
Mary Maloy 

Gramma Psi 
Suzy Graf 

Kappa Chi 
Cinda Steenhof 

Sigma Psi 
Bette Brock 

Theta Alpha 


President . .. 

Becky O'Connor 
Vice President . . . 
Judy Oliver 
Secretary . . . 
Ginger Carroll 
Treasurer . . . 
Alice Beeler 











President . , . 
Connie Cain 
Vice President . . . 
Shelia Valentine 
I llinois 
Secretary . . . 
Annette Herrin 
Treasurer . . . 
Peggy Jones 


President . . . 

Gsorganne Oliver 
Vice President . . . 
Ginger Carroll 
Secretary . . . 
Helen Dickerson 
Treasurer . . . 
Susan Powell 




It would be gratifying to all alum- 
nae to see the many things that are 
being accomplished week by week 
on the Gulf Park campus in the 
way of physical improvements and 
development. Each new project 
adds interest and enthusiasm to 
students and faculty. Gulf Park 
alumnae are to be commended for 
their many expressions of loyalty 
and support. Even though a direct 
appeal tor contributions has not been 
made this year, why not include 
Gulf Park in your li.t of contri- 
butions for 1965? All gifts are de- 
ductible for income tax purposes. 

Every gift, no matter how large 
nor how small, will find a very use- 
ful purpose in the development of 
Gulf Park. I can think of no better 
way for alumnae and other friends 
of the college to express apprecia- 
tion to Dr. Richard G. Cox for the 
services he has rendered Gu'f Park 
College in the past and is now 
rendering while he is Acting Presi- 
dent on a temporary basis, than to 
give to the college that he is so un- 
selfishly supporting. 

— (Mrs.) Amelia S. Lumpkin 
Director of Admissio?js and 
Alumnae Secretary 


During the summer two substan- 
tial gifts were made to the college 
which have brought much enjoy- 
ment to the students. 

A gift from Mr. and Mrs. Horace 
F. McKay of Albuquerque, New 
Mexico, made possible the partial 
refurnishing of three sunparlors in 
Hardy Hall. These sunparlors (or 
smokers) are the centers for student 
gatherings during release hours. The 
new furniture is attractive and has 
added to student morale. 

Another gift has given a spark to 
the riding program. Regal Ensign, 
a chestnut, three gaited American 
sadle bred horse, was donated to the 
stables by Mr. Jimmy Walker of 
Clarksdale, Mississippi. 

Gulf Park students join the col- 
lege in expressing appreciation to 
the McKays and to Mr. Walker. 




Five new members have been 
elected to the Board of Trustees of 
CJulf Park College, according to an 
ann(juncement by Harold R. Barber, 
Chairman of the Board. The new 
members are W. B. Crooks, Jr., of 
Meridian, Mississippi; George W. 
Healy, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisi- 
ana; George P. Hopkins, Jr., of 
(Julfport, Mississippi; John McDon- 
ald of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; and 
F. M. Turner, Jr., of Gulfport, Mis- 

Mr. Crooks, an outstanding Mis- 
sissippi bu:iness executive, is a di- 
rector of Mississippi Power Com- 
pany. He is a graduate of Davidson 
College, a past president of the 
Meridian Chamber of Commerce, 
and the recipient of Distinguished 
Service Awards from the Junior 
Chamber of Commerce in both 1947 
and 1948. Mrs. Crooks is the former 
Miss Saramel Repcher of Meridian, 
who was graduated from Gulf Park 
in 1 94 1. The Crooks are members 
of the Baptist Church. 

Mr. Healy is executive editor of 
the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. 
A native of Natchez, he is a gradu- 
ate of the University of Mississippi. 
Distinguished in the field of journal- 
ism, Mr. Healy is a former president 
of the American Society of News- 
paper Editors, and a former director 
of the Inter-American Press Associa- 
tion. He is a member of the Metho- 
dist Church. 

Mr. Hopkins is a general contrac- 
tor. His late father was a member 
of the college's board for many years. 
A graduate of the University of 
Missi:sippi, he is a director of Coast 
Federal Savings and Loan Associa- 
tion and a member of the advisory 
board of Gulf National Bank. Mr. 
Hopkins is past chairman of the of- 
ficial board of the First Methodist 

Mr. McDonald, a successful busi- 
nessman, is a partner and co-owner 
of W. A. McDonald & Sons, Bay St. 
Louis. He is president of McDonald 
Realty Company. A past president 
of the Bay St. Louis Rotary Club, 
he is a former chairman of the of- 
ficial board of the Methodist Church. 


His wife, the former Miss Iva Mae 
Pilcher of Mexico, Missouri, was 
graduated from Gulf Park College 
m 1934, and later served as a mem- 
ber of its faculty. 

Mr. Turner is \ice president of 
the Mississippi Power Company and 
is also a member of its board of di- 
rectors. After attending Davidson 
College, he received law degrees 
from both Tulane University and 
the University of Mississippi. Ac- 
tive in civic affairs, Mr. Turner has- 
held positions of responsibility in the 
Y. M. C. A. and the Girl Scouts or- 
ganizations. Mrs. Turner is the 
former Miss Elizabeth Calvert of 
Lynchburg, Virginia, who attended 
Gulf Park College in 1947-48. Mr. 
Turner is an elder in the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Gulfport. 

Other members of the Board of 
Trustees, in addition to Mr. Barber, 
are: T. C. Glower, Cooper J. Darby, 
James E. Eaton, Donald Sutter, and 
George R. Thatcher. 

In announcing the election of the 
new trustees, Mr. Barber said, "Gulf 
Park College is indeed fortunate to 
have recured the services of these 
outstanding businessmen. We look 
forward to continued growth for 
Gulf Park College. At this time, 
the college is in excellent condition. 
Morale is high among both students 
and faculty members, enrollment is 
at an all-time peak, and the college 
is financially stable and secure. As 
we face the opportunities of the fu- 
ture, Gulf Park College can rely on 
the guidance of a distinguished 
Board of Trustees." 


In response to the appeal in the 
last issue of the Tammy Howl, sev- 
eral contributions were received 
which enabled us to grant two nomi- 
nal scholarships to deserving stu- 
dents. Acknowledgment is made to 
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ingle, who made 
a contribution of $300, and to Mrs. 
Mary Howie, Mrs. June Read Swet- 
man and Mrs. Lillian Wissmiller, 
who made smaller contributions. 
Mrs. Swetman's gift was made in 
memory of Mr. Claude Wall, de- 
ceased husband of Loucidel Thomp- 
son Wall. 


Mrs. John R. Montgomery (Dorothy Ann 
Newell, '56) of Houston, Texas. 


Mrs. Freeman P Gait (Jane Sanders, 
1956-58) of Gainesville, Texas 


Mrs. Gordon Samuel Perisho (Ruth 
Anne Bueter, '62) of Arlington, Vir- 

ROBERTA WINTER, 1922-23: 211 
Buckmarsh Street, Berryville, Vir- 
ginia. Roberta was graduated from 
Agnes Scott after leaving Gulf Park. 
She then attended Yale University, 
and after her graduation there she 
was invited to return to Yale as an 
instructor in Speech and Drama. 
Later she returned to Agnes Scott 
as Head of the Speech and Drama 
Department. She makes her home 
with her mother and aunt in Berry- 
ville, Virginia. 

Sympathy is again extended to LOU- 
Wall, 1726 Howard Street, Jackson, 
Mississippi) '23, whose husband 
passed away in July from a massive 
coronary occlusion. During the 
spring, Loucidels son, Woodson, ex- 

'24: Mrs. Tom Craven, 1911 R. 
Street, N. W., Washington, D. C, 

RUTH OBERST, '24: Mrs. Spur- 
geon Patterson, 818 Main Street, 
Blytheville, Arkansas. Ruth holds 
the Ma:ter's Degree from Arkansas 
State Teachers College. She is now 
pursuing adult education courses. 

Mrs. H. C. Hartman, 8680 N. Kil- 
deer Court, Brown Deer, Wisconsin. 
Frances is doing graduate work at 
the University of Wisconsin. 

JAYNE FIELD, 1928-30: Mrs. J. A. 
Leech, 1043 West Main, Blytheville, 

ELEANOR VESTAL, 1930-31: Mrs. 
Guinn Goodrich, 7404 Dale Road, 
El Paso, Texa". Mr. Goodrich is in 
service, and his tours of duty have 
taken them to many foreign coun- 
tries. After his retirement, they plan 
to make their home in El Paso. 

LAURA HARDY, '32: Mrs. Robert 
S. Crites, 3635 Danny's Lane, Alex- 
andria, Virginia 22311. Laura visi- 
ited Gulf Park on July 29. She is 
the daughter of Col. J. C. Hardy, one 
of the founders of Gulf Park, and 
Mrs. Hardy, who for many years 
was a member of the Ciulf Park 

OLIVE DAVIS, '^y. Mrs. Robert A. 
Cliffe, 4609 Mt. Vernon Highway, 
Alexandria, Virginia. 

Sympathy is extended to Mr^. John 

"34) 504 North Beach Blvd., Bay St. 
Louis, Mississippi, in the death of 
her mother, Mrs. Fred W. Pilcher, 
on November 1 1. 

William Cassedy, 7418 Flora, Spring- 
field, Virginia. 

NORMA AUSTIN, "36: Mrs. Nor- 
ma A. Crawford, Bay Shore Studios, 
1 30 1 Bayshore Dri\e, Cocoa Beach, 

Mrs. J. I. Martin, Jr., (MABEL 
BAYNARD, 1936-37) passed away 
on March 20, 1965. Sympathy is ex- 
tended to her husband, who resides 
at 6452 LaSalle, Baton Rouge, Lou- 

ANNA HOOGE, 1937-38: Mrs. 
John T. Watts, c/o Mr. and Mrs. J. 
W. Hooge, 1564 Monterey Place, 
Mobile, Alabama. The Watts family 
is now in Barcelona, Spain, where 
they will be living for the next two 
years while Mr. Watts is at sea with 
the Military Sea Transport Service. 
Their oldest daughter is a student 
at the University of Barcelona. Anna 
is the aunt of Ellen Mott of Alex- 
andria, Virginia, who is a junior at 
Gulf Park this year. Ellen is the 
sixth member of the Hooge family 
to attend Gulf Park. Her mtjther, 
the former Ellen Hooge, '35, ac- 
companied the college representa- 
tive. Miss Virginia Haile, in visiting 
a number of high schools in north- 
ern Virginia this fall. 

David M. Miller, Jr., 613 South 19th, 
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Mill- 
ers have four children — Fred 10, 
Gilbert 12, David 14, and Sharon 17. 
Dr. Miller is a dentist. 

Mrs. Howard Smith, 116 Stout Ave- 
nue, Versailles, Kentucky. The 
Smiths ha\'e two daughters and one 

40: Mrs. Robert Leeds, Bennington 
Court, Richmond, Kentucky. The 
Leeds have two children, Judith 
Anne 14 and Robert, Jr., a sopho- 
more at East Kentucky State. Mr. 
Leeds is a lawyer. 

Pemberton Cooley, Sumach Street, 
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Mr. 
Pemberton owns the Hamilton In- 
vestment Company in Chattanooga. 


They have four children — Winship 
19, Pem 18, Peg 16 and Martha 5. 

LAURA BORG, 1939-40: Mrs. 
George R. Burnham, 714 Castle 
Drive, Chattanooga, Tenn. Laura 
has four children — Lynn 19, a 
sophomore at Georgia State, George 

16, John 12, and Laura 6. Mr. Burn- 
ham has been deceased for three 

Mrs. A. T. Sampson, c/o Col. A. T. 
Sampson, 10650A, Hdq. TAC, 
DOPE, Langley AFB, Virginia 
23365. The Sampsons have two 
daughters, Dana 20, who is a stu- 
dent at Radford College, and Deb- 
bie, 17. A son, Jimmy, is 12. 

Mrs. Hugh Keyser, 6 Stonehurst 
Ciarden, Richmond 21, Virginia. 

DOROTHY KUHN, 1931-42: Mrs. 
Norman Moore, Marion, Arkansas. 
The Moores have twin daughters 
who will be ready for college next 
year. They are both fine students 
and are considering enrollment in 
Gulf Park. 

SOPHIE RHODES, 1941-43: Mrs. 
Robert Heisler, 409 South Freedom, 
Ravena, Ohio. The Heislers have 
one son and six daughters. Mr. 
Heisler is vice president of the A. C. 
Williams Foundry. 

DARRYL WILSON, '43: Mrs. G. 
L. Smith, 616 S. Sweetbriar, Chat- 
tanooga, Tennessee. Darryl is em- 
ployed in the office of the Missis- 
sippi Steel Construction Company. 
Her husband is an employee of Ten- 
nessee Valley Authority. The Smiths 
have a son. Jack 17. 

James C. Bass, 705 Fifth Avenue, 
Laurel, Mississippi. Eleanor's hus- 
liand is an orthopedic surgeon. They 
have one child, Richard 6. Eleanor 
was a member of the faculty of Gulf 
Park in 1946-47 in the Home Eco- 
nomics Department. 

GENE FREELAND, '44: Mrs. Jean 

F. Jackson, 721 Washington Blvd., 
Beaumont, Texas 77705. 


G. M. Jones, 431 Wilkie Avenue, 
Box 69, Morristown, Tennessee. The 
Jones have three children — Sandy 

17, Lee 16 and Mark 14. Mr. Jones 
is a general contractor. 

William A. Walzem, 2916 27th 
Street, Rock Island, Illinois, 61201. 
The Walzems have eight children, 
four of them teenagers. Mr. Wal- 
zem has a men's clothing store. 
Luckily five of their children are 
hoys. ^_ ^ __ 

BETTIE HELD, '45: Mrs. Turner 
Lasham, Skyline Drive, Campbells- 
ville, Kentucky. The Lashams have 
four children — Susan 14, Trip 12, 
Nick 1 1 and Stan 5. 

RUTH MORGAN, "45: Mrs. R. H. 
Nelson, Wilson, Arkansas. Ruth's 
daughter, Debbie, is almost ready 
for enrollment in Gulf Park. 

MARY lANE TURLEY, '45: Mrs. 
Mary Jane Rohn, c/o Page-Svves- 
singer Advertising Agency, 7635 W. 
Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin 53213. Mary Jane has a 
daughter, Mary Lydia 7. 

SARA BROWN, 1945-46: Mrs. 
Covert Perkins, 2109 Fon DuLac 
Road, Richmond 29, Virginia. Mr. 
Perkins is employed by the Rey- 
Reynolds Metal Company. They 
have four children — Randy 13, 
Ricky 12, Peggy 7 and Sara Beth 2. 

John Keith Miller, 61 16 BuUard 
Drive, Austin, Texas. Mary Allen is 
continuing work at the University of 
Texas to complete a teacher's certi- 
ficate. The Millers have three 
daughters — Leslie 14, Kristin 11 
and Mary-Keith 7. For the past two 
years the family lived in Frio Can- 
yon, no miles from San Antonio. 
Keith was director of a conference 
center there. He is now back in 
school workiwg toward his Ph. D. 
Degree in psychological counseling. 
SUSAN HESS (Mrs. Earl E. Cham- 
ness, 1 01 43rd Street, Charleston, 
West Virginia) '45, adopted a dar- 
ling baby girl last Augu:t. Mary 
Allen asked about Mr. Davies, for- 
mer head of the Music Department 
at Gulf Park. Mr. Davies lives on 
Pineville Road, Long Beach, Missis- 
sippi, about three miles from the 
campus. He spends much of his 
time gardening. His specialties are 
gardenias and strawberries. He has 
a very full and happy life. 

JOAN WINN, '46: Mrs. Joan W. 
Spurlock, 1415 Aladdin Road, Look- 
out Mt., Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
Joan has four children — Jack 14, 
Shepp 13, Billy 8 and Shelby 6. 

Mrs. Frank G. Hardage, P. O. Box 
595, Delray Beach, Florida. 

MARY JO DIXON, 1946-47: Mrs. 
Ben R. Spurlock, Country Club 
Road, Eufaula, Alabama. Mary Jo 
and her husband visited on campus 
in July. Mr. Spurlock was attending 
a wholesale grocers' convention at the 
Broadwater Beach Hotel. 

EDNA STEGALL, 1946-47: Mrs. 
D. J. Etzold, Box 864, State College, 

EMALINE OTEY, 1946-48: Mrs. 
J. L. Granum, 984 N. Quantico, Ar- 
lington, Virginia. 

RACHEL EASLEY, 1947-48: Mrs. 
Joe W. Richards, 1729 Holston 
Drive, Bristol, Tennessee. 

JULIA GRAVES, 1947-48: Mrs. 
Richard Nunley, 1617 Concord 
Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia. Julia 
has a daughter eight years old and 
a son two and a half. 

TOR, 1947-48: Mrs. Carl Austm 
Norton, Lexington Road, Winches- 
ter, Kentucky. The Nortons have 
three sons — George 16, Tommy 13, 
and Carl 9. 

PAT VIERSON, 1947-48: Mrs. 
Thomas W. Brown, 54 E., Bartles- 
ville, Oklahoma. After Gulf Park, 
Pat was graduated from the Univer- 
sity of Oklahoma. Later she studied 
art in California. The Browns have 
two children, a daughter 7 and a 
son 5. After her children are reared, 
Pat plans to continue her art career. 

NANCY GRAHAM, 1947-49: Mrs. 
Charles Finch, 79 Harris Drive, N., 
Ft. Rucker, Alabama. The Finchs 
ha\'e been at Fort Rucker for about 
a year, following a tour of duty in 
Korea. They visited the college 
campus in July. 

Guy E. Jester, USAEWES, P. O. 
Box 631, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

BETTY BRUMBY, '48: Mrs. How- 
ard E. Hill, Apt. 211, 922 W. Hunt- 
ington Dr., Arcadia, California 

Mrs. Edgar D. Johnson, Jr., 2304 
Eddy Street, Hattiesburg, Missis- 
sippi. Her husband is a doctor. The 
Johnsons have four children — 
Lynne 16; twins, Dave and Jim 14; 
and Doug 12. 


Charles R. Eckerman, 3708 Osborn 
Road, Route i, Medway, Ohio. 

'48: Mrs. Charles Thompkins, 2203 
Grand Asenue, Carthage, Mi:;souri. 

Mrs. Kenneth B. Hall, 1141 Iroquois, 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Halls 
have four children — Mark 15, 
Cindy 11, Kelly 9 and Kathy 7. Mr. 
Hall is a territorial salesman with 

Mrs. Dorothy W. Fitzgerald, 299 
Riverside Drive, New York, New 

JOAN GOOCH, '49: Mrs. R. C. 
Barnhill, Old Military Station, Corn- 
ing, Arkansas. 

Enrique Martinez, 408 E. Pasadena 
Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440. 
Let us quote from a letter from 
Cjuillermina, written on October 23: 
"Thank Ciod. We are here in this 
friendly land! Last March we got 
the Mexican visas and two months 
later the Communist Cuban govern- 
ment let us leave our country. We 
spent three months in Mexico City 
waiting for our American residence. 
After three and a half years of sep- 
aration from our children, we ar- 
rived in Miami in August. When I 
saw them at the airport, it was hard 
to realize that they were my three 
girls! I have never been so excited 
and nervous in my life. The two 
older, twelve and thirteen, remem- 
bered us very well, but my sister 
had to tell the younger one, now 
eight, that we were her mama and 
dad. The next day, we came to 
Clewiton, Florida, where my sister 
and her husband live. About a week 
later, I started working at a doctor's 
office. My husband is working in 
Moore Haven, about sixteen miles 
from here, in the sugar mill. Two 
weeks ago we moved into an apart- 
ment here in Clewiston. My sister's 
friends have given us many things 
for our house. My Gulf Park friends 
have helped us in many ways. We 
are very grateful to them. I am ex- 
pecting the Tammy soon. I always 
enjoy reading it. I hope some day 
to visit Gulf Park. I will enjoy 
visiting it again after so many years 
since I left that beautiful campus 
full of good memories. I thank God 
every day that we are here in this 

free land ot yours that has received 
us with open arms and has given 
us the opportunity to start a new 
life." (Guillermina sent a color snap- 
shot of her family, but we are un- 
able to reproduce colcjr pictures in 

H. D. Lambert, Montvale Road, 
Maryville, Tennessee. The Lamberts 
moved into a new home in No\em- 

Sy\LLIE ALLISON, "50: Mrs. A. 
W. Siemsen, Qtrs. 273-A, Reasoner 
Road, APO San Francisco, Californ- 
ia. Dr. Siemsen is stationed at Trip- 
ler General Hospital in Honolulu, 
Hawaii. The Siemsens have a 
daughter, fan 8, and a son. Bill 11. 

Robert J. Roback, 5021 N. Milligan, 
Chicago, Illinois 60630. A little son, 
Donald Patrick, was born on Sep- 
tember 28, 1965. The Robacks have 
five other children — Eileen lo, 
Timothy 9, Robert 8, Joanie 6, and 
Julie 22. 

CJERRY SMITH, '50: Mrs. John F. 
Kreiner, 3641 Surf wood Road, Mali- 
bu, California 90265. 

CECILY COLSON, 1950-51: Mrs. 
Benjamin L. Baker, 450 Pittman 
Drive, Richardson, Texas 75081. 

HELEN DALLY, '51: Mrs. Craig 
E. Davis, 1777 N. Staunton Drive, 
Fairfield, Ohio 45014. 

Mrs. Joseph B. Miller, 1705 Palmyra 
Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40505. 

NANCY McKINLEY, 1952-53: 
Mrs. Sanders R. East, 79 Oakland 
Road, Buffalo, New York. 

WORTH BAGLEY, '53: 3228 
Brockwood Road, Birmingham, Al- 
abama. Worth is now working with 
the Birmingham Area Chamber of 
Commerce. She is secretary to Mr. 
Sam Tannahill, who is manager of 
the convention bureau of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce. Worth finds her 
work very intere:ting and exciting. 
It varies from giving registration 
assistance to arranging tours for 
those who attend conventions. Prior 
to this position. Worth worked with 
the YMCA. 

HELEN FIELDS, '53: Mrs. Paul 
Cochran, 12340 144th Street, N., 
Largo, Florida. Helen has been 
teaching third grade work in Lar- 

go for the past six years. Her hus- 
band recently accepted a position 
with Lowery Publishing Company 
in Atlanta, (Georgia. The family 
will reside in Largo until the end of 
the ichool year. 

ANN RICHARDS, '53: Mrs. Ann 
Quinn, c/o Mr. and Mrs. King 
Stewart Richards, 3724 Hamilton 
Drive, Fort Worth, Texas. Ann is 
Personnel Director for Nicman- 
Marcus in Fort Worth. 

54: Mrs. Howard Dunn Hayes, Jr., 
2301 26th Street, Arlington, Vir- 

MARTHA TWING, '54: Mrs. 
Martha T. Browning, 1801 Beech- 
wood, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207. 

JEAN DAWSON, 1954-55: Mrs. 
John Q. Stockberger, 400 Clarmont, 
ElDorado, Arkansas. A little daugh- 
ter, Mary Staci, was born on June 
18, 1965. Staci joins a brother, 
Scott, who is 22 months old. 

"55: Mrs. Harold R. Spencer, 4429 
Iroc]uois Place, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Mrs. James C. Douglas, Park Street, 
Trenton, Tennessee. She and her 
husband visited on campus on July 
2u. Mr. Douglas is Superintendent 
of Schools in Trenton. 

LETTY THORNTON, "55: 8608 
(jregory Way, Los Angeles 35, Cal- 

Mrs. John Bastin, 502 Lone Oak, 
Lexington, Kentucky. The Bastins 
have one child, Willis, 2 years old. 
Mr. Bastin is an engineer. 

SANDRA JONES, 1955-56: Mrs. F. 
Kesner, 159 Clark Blvd., Massape- 
qua Park, New York. A son, Robert 
Charles, was born last April. His 
big brother, Donald, is now two. 

PAT LALLY, 1955-56: Mrs. Claude 
Dunne, 202 S. Grady Street, Hope, 
Arkansas. The Dunnes have just 
moved from DeQueen. Mr. Dunne 
is a highway engineer. They have 
two children — David 5 and Steve 

JOYCE NORTON, 1955-56: 5830 
Oakwood Road, Shawnee Mission, 
Kansas. Joyce sang in summer 
opera in Germany. Her parents 
\isited her in August and they 
motored over Europe together. While 
in England, Joyce auditioned in 
London. She has been in Europe for 
two years, studying and singing in 

LOUISE AKARD, "56: Mrs. James 
D. Bowdoin, 501 Meadow Drive, 
Bristol, Virginia. 

Mrs. Earl Parke Welch, Jr., 2720 
Spring Garden Road, Winston Sa- 
lem, North Carolina. 

Richard L. Lott, 56 Cilen Aire Drive, 
Springfield, Illinois. Judith's mother 
passed away recently. Dollie Ober- 
warth Dennis is now living in 
Springfield (1504 S. Lincoln St.). 
Dollie has a child in Delores (xers- 
ter Sowinski's class in school. 

Don E. Chaney, 755 Cireenwood 
Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois 60022. The 
Chaneys have three children — 
Elizabeth is six and in the first 
grade; Diane is three; and Jimmy 
was two in October. All are tow- 
heads and full of life! Don is an 
attorney in the Trust Department 
of Chicago Title and Trust Com- 
pany. Caryl and Don had a delight- 
ful \'acation in June — to Miami 
Beach and Nassau, where they en- 
joyed the southern sunshine. Caryl 
was interested to know what has 
happened to Marilyn Short. The 
alumnae office does not have Mari- 
lyn's address. 


If you have tentative plans to attend our Class Reunion in 
May, 1966, please v^rite to Judy Eads Clements, 7823 Chat- 
tington, Dallas, Texas, 75240, or to Maui Vallarino St. Malo, 
Box 4446, Panama 5, Republic of Panama. If you will send 
in your current address, we will send you a list of all the 
addresses and plans of our classmates. Keep the weekend 
of May 27-29 open and plan to return to Gulf Park at that 
time. — Maui St. Malo, '56 



Mrs James Elsworth Childs (Susy Porter 
'63) of Osceloa, Indiana. 

Mrs. Lewis V/ilson Murphy (Linda 
Larkin, '62) of Vero Beach, Florida. 

Mrs. Gary Lynn Elsten (Virginia Jones 
1960-61) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 


of Anadarko, Oklahoma, was mar- 
ried on June 26, 1965, to Dr. John 
Richard Montgomery of Town 
Creek, Alabama. The wedding was 
solemnized at the First Christian 
Church in Houston, Texas. Dr. 
Montgomery is on the faculty of 
Baylor School of Medicine in Hou- 
ston in the Department of Pedia- 
tric;. Dorothy Ann has been work- 
ing at the Veterans' Hospital in 
Houston. Her sister, Mrs. James 
Jensen (LOU NEWELL, 1956-57) 
was a bridesmaid. She is living in 
Norman, Oklahoma. The Mont- 
gomerys are at home at 3707 Link 
Valley No. 34, Houston, Texas. 

BETH TEDFORD, "56: Mrs. Doug 
(rulick, 201 Crestwood, Lake 
Charles, Louisiana. The Gulicks 
have just been transferred to Lake 
Charles. Doug is still with Pitts- 
burgh Plate (ilass Company. Jay is 
now five years old, and Ann Had- 
ley, 2. Beth hopes to visit Gulf Park 

Carlos A. St. Malo, Box 4446, Pana- 
ma, R. I^. Maui is planning to re- 
turn to Gulf Park during Com- 
mencement activities of 1966 for the 
reunion of her class. 

LINDA McRAE, 1956-57: Mrs. Jan 
Morton, III, 1407 Kenesaw Avenue, 
Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. 
Morton and their two-year-old 
daughter, Lauralee, spent a weeks 
vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida, 
visiting Mr. Morton's parents. 

JANE SANDERS, 1956-58, of 
GAINESVILLE, Texas, was mar- 
ried to Freeman Pleasant Gait of 
Ardmore, Oklahoma, in an August 
7 ceremony at Saint Paul's Episco- 
pal Church in Gainesville. Among 
the bridesmaids was Mrs. Robert 
Ray of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, 
the former Barbara Coffey, 1956-57. 
Prior to her marriage, Jane taught 
in Monterrey, California, where 
she visited with the Robert Bradys. 
Mrs. Brady is the former Judy 
Fitzgerald, '58. Mr. Brady is at- 
tending Stanford University. Their 
address is 2235 California Street, 
Apt. 199, Mountain View, Califor- 
nia. After a honeymoon trip to 
Mexico City, the Gaits are at home 
at 212 Church Street, Gainesville, 

58: Mrs. Jimmy Lynne Arnold, La- 
Follette, Tennessee. Rosalind's hus- 

band is in the coal business. They 
have three children — Jimmy Dol- 
lar Bower 5, Benjamin Christopher 
4, and Lillian Hannah 9 months 
old. The Arnolds will be moving 
into a new home soon. Rosalind's 
sister, Jennifer, is a senior at Gulf 
Park this year. 

VI JO TALBOTT, 1957-58: Mrs. 
CJerald L. Walker, 6004 West Ray- 
mond Street, Indianapolis 41, Indi- 
ana. Mr. Walker is a transportation 
agent for Delta Airlines. The Walk- 
ers have two wonderful children — 
Andrew Allen 4, and Victoria Lee 
18 months old. Vi worked during 
the last two sessions of the legisla- 
ture as secretary to the minority 
leader of the House of Representa- 
tives. She is the elected Republican 
Precinct Committee-woman in her 
precinct. She is enjoying her activi- 
ties in government. Her interest in 
this field began with her work at 
Cjulf Park under Colonel Wink. 
She is continuing her college work 
at Indiana Central College in the 
evening division. She is contem- 
plating a major in government and 
business. Vi is kept very, very busy 
being a wife, mother, "politician, " 
student and part-time secretary for 
Lubin Associates in their Indian- 
apolis offce. To put it briefly, she 
isn't bored! 

SUSAN ROBERTS, 1957-58: Mrs. 
Ray R. Collins, 259-D Cayton Road, 
Florence, Kentucky. Mr. Collins 
passed away on May 10, 1965, after 
two years of illness with cancer. 
He was twenty-nine years of age. 
He had been employed as a chemist 
in Cincinnati. Susie has two children 
— Cary 4 and Camala 19 months 

Charles B. Dickson, General Deliv- 
ery, Saltville, Virginia. Mr. Dick- 
son is with Olin Mathinson. 

JANE RYAN, '58: Mrs. John Se- 
bern, 25 Old Alice Road, Browns- 
ville, Texas. 

Mrs. James A. Michell, 114 E. 
Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. 
The Michells have two children — 
Steve 3^ and Pamela 12. 

SANDRA SHAW, '58: 9136 East 
38th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145. 

59: Mrs. W. W. Yeandle, Jr., 141 - 
41st Avenue, East Moline, Illinois. 


SANDRA NORMAN, 1958-59: 
Mrs. Michael E. McDowell, 14 Star- 
dust Trail, Mabelvale, Arkansas. The 
McDowells live in a suburb of Little 
Rock, where he is president of a new 
life insurance company. They have 
two children — Kelly Anne 4, and 
Michael Norman 4 months old. 

HELEN HEUER, 1958-60: P. O. 
Box 255, Sweetwater, Tennessee. 
Helen is now assisting her father 
in his doctor's office. Last year she 
worked for an advertising company 
in Chicago. She recently talked by 
phone with her former roommate, 
Karen Pieratt (Mrs. Jim Watson of 
Dallas, Texas). On a recent visit in 
Memphis, she saw Sally Walters, 

PAMELA LINGNER, 1958-60: Mrs. 
Howard S. Warner, II, Fillmore 
Street, Oxford, Mississippi. Pam and 
her husband visited for a month in 
Mexico this summer, spending most 
of the time in Mexico City. Later 
they fJew to Acapulco for a week. 
Their young two-year-old daughter, 
Michelle, stayed with her maternal 
grandparents in Lewisburg, Tennes- 
see. Mr. Warner is a graduate stu- 
dent in the Law School of the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi. 

TERI SHEVLIN, 1958-60, of Knox- 
ville, Tennessee, was married on Fri- 
day, September 17, 1965, to Mr. 
Donald Arthur McCown. The mar- 
riage was solemnized at the First 
Christian Church in Knoxville. The 
McCowns are now at home at 105 10 
Blackwood Drive, Lovell Heights, 
Route 4, Concord, Tennessee. 

PAT MURPHY, '59: Mrs. Willis 
C. Woody, Jr., 2614 Longwood 
Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70003. 

ROBIN BOYS, 1959-61: 2nd Lt. 
Elizabeth Boys, Physical Therapy 
Course 8-A-3418, Medical Field 
Service School, Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas 78234. 

MARGIE COLLIER, 1959-61: Mrs. 
Margie Buss, 4606 Chiappero Trail, 
Austin, Texas. Margie is working 
in the Loan Department of an in- 
surance company. She has a son, 
Brannon Hale Buss, 22. During the 
summer Barbara Pearce spent a 
weekend with Margie. Barbara was 
planning a September wedding to 
Joe Dove from Midland, Texas. 

JULIE OWEN, '60: Mrs. R. E. 
Hunter, 7212 Ramey Circle, El Paso, 
Texas. Julie's husband. Bob, after 

flying with a combat crew in the 
Strategic Air Command lor three 
years as a navigator, applied for pi- 
lot training. He received his orders 
and for a year they lived in Enid, 
Oklahoma. While there, lulie at- 
tended Phillips University and al- 
most completed her degree. Julie 
lost her mother in June of 1964, and 
her grandmother in August. Boh 
received his Silver Wings in Feb- 
ruary, along with orders to a new 
station in El Paso. Julie partici- 
pates in a round-robin letter with a 
number of her cla:smates, but would 
love to hear from others. 

ENA RIVAS, '60: Mrs. LcRoy F. 
Beers, P. O. Box 651, San Salvador, 
El Salvador, has a little daughter, 
Florence Allison, born June 9, 1965. 

Stanley H. Johnson, 3006 Roberta 
Street, Metairie, Louisiana 70003, 
telephone 887-0718. 

VIRGINIA JONES, 1960-61, of 
Bardesville, Oklahoma, was married 
on Saturday, May 29, 1965, to Gary 
Lynn Listen of Bardesville. The 
wedding was solemnized at the First 
Christian Church. After Gulf Park, 
Virginia attended Oklahoma State 
University, and is now in her senior 
year. She is a member of Gamma 
Phi Beta Sorority. Mr. Listen also 
attends Oklahoma State. Virginia is 
an elementary education major; he, 
business. The couple is now at home 
at 611 North Washington, Still- 
water, Oklahoma. 

MARY ANN TAYLOR, 1960-61: 
305 Page Street, Aberdeen, North 
Carolina. Mary Ann visited on the 
Gulf Park campus in August. She 
was enroute home after attending 
the summer session of the University 
of California in Berkley. She is now 
attending the University of Arizona, 
where she is in the School of Fine 

WANDA LOU LONG, 1960-62, of 
New Orleans, Louisiana, was mar- 
ried on Sunday, October 31, 1965, 
to Mr. Frank Hogan of New Or- 

DONNA FORCUM, 1961-62: Lake 
Road, Dyersburg, Tennessee. Don- 
na was crowned Homecoming 
Queen at the University of Kentucky 
in October. She is a senior educa- 
tion major and a member of Chi 

KATHY SANDERS, 1960-61: Mrs. 
Richard M. Sullivan, 129 Crescent 
Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. The 
Sanders were married in May, 1964, 
following Kathy's graduation from 
the University of Kentucky, where 
she was a member of Kappa (Jam- 
ma and the national honorary fra- 
ternity, Delta Psi Kappa. In 1964, 
Kathy started teaching for the Ken- 
tucky School for the Blind in Louis- 
ville. In the summer of 1965, she 
was awarded a Kappa Kappa Gam- 
ma graduate scholarship in special 
education for the visually handicap- 
ped, and attended George Peabody 
College in Nashville. She is now in 
her second year of teaching the 
blind, and she loves her work. She 
is continuing her graduate study 
through extension work. Kathy's 
husband received the B. S. Degree 
from the University of Kentucky and 
has had one year in Law School. 
He is employed by the Kentucky 
Department of Corrections, and at- 
tends the University of Louis\'ille 
Law School. 

BETTY SPEAKER, 1960-61: Mrs. 
Lloyd Baldwin, 4129 N. Firwood, 
Charlotte, North Carolina. 

BETSY CLARK, '61: Evangeline 
Residence Hall for Women, 1005 
Sixth Street, Los Angeles, California. 
Betsy was graduated last February 
from Arizona State University in 
Tempe, Arizona, with a degree in 
Marketing and Advertising in the 
School of Business Administration. 
She is a member of Alpha Phi Na- 
tional Sorority. After working in 
Goldwater's Department Store in 
Phoenix, she accepted a job with the 
United California Bank in Los An- 


geles as an assistant in the Market- 
ing and Advertising Department. 
Betsy's mother, Mrs. Cecil L. Clark, 
is the former Helen Horrell, '38. 
Her address is 2025 Huntleigh Road, 
Springfield, Illinois 62704. 

C. I. Georgescu, c/o Esse Standard 
Libya Inc., P. O. Box 385, Tripoli. 
Bonnie Jo and her little daughter 
Kim, returned to the States this 
past summer to visit the Russells in 
Bellaire, Texas. An interesting ac- 
count of Bonnie's experiences ap- 
peared in the Bellaire and South- 
western Texan. She spoke lightly of 
shopping in Tripoli, weekending in 
Athens and going to the beaches of 
the Mediterranean. The climate is 
very similar to that along the Gulf 
Coast. Benghai, where they live, is 
a city of 300,000, where women are 
veiled. It is on the Mediterranean, 
with its back to the Arabian desert. 
The sandstorms, called Ghibli, are 
enemies from the desert, and every 
household has special Ghibli shut- 
ters. The Georgescus live in a 
modern home. Housekeeping prob- 
lems, Jo leaves to a houseboy, but 
she does her own marketing and 
cooking. Shopping is a daily and 
lengthy chore. Water is scarce and 
must be purified for drinking. Elec- 
tricity is limited, and there are two 
evenings a week that current is 
shut ofl. 

Bonnie Jos husband is a Romanian. 
He is with Esso Overseas and came 
to Houston, where he met Bonnie, 
who was working with Humble. He 
is a music lover, and made many 
friends in Houston when he sang 
wiith the Houston (Jrand Opera 
Association, St. Mark's Episcopal 
Choir and the Humble Glee Club. 
On a recent trip to Europe, Bonnie 
Jo accompanied him to an opera — 
and much to his dismay, she snoozed 
through much of the grand singing 
— and again much to his dismay, 
led him afterwards to a Gypsy night 
club where they had a blast until 
5:00 a. m. Their little daughter, 
Kim, is a sunbrowned little girl 
with a short windswept haircut. She 
is learning to speak Arabic from the 
servants. Social life in Benghazi is 
limited to private parties, movies 
and a club or two. Bonnie Jo's hus- 
band likes sailing and they go often 
to the beach. Mr. Georguscu joined 
Jo and Kim in the States for a short 
vacation in September, and the 
family returned to Tripoli together. 

Butler, Alabama. Margaret visited 
on the campus on July 20. She is 
doing hospital work. 

Quincy, Illinois, was married on 
Saturday, October 9, to Lt. (jg) 
Gordon Samuel Perisho, who is sta- 
tioned with the Navy in the Penta- 
gon in Washington, D. C. The 
marriage was solemnized at seven- 
thirty o'clock in the evening in the 
First Congregational Church in 
Quincy. A reception was held at 
the Quincy Country Club. Alter a 
wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple 
is now at home at 1300 Army-Navy 
Drive, Apt. 425, Arlington, Virginia. 
After Gulf Park, Ruth Anne at- 
tended Louisiana State University, 
where she received the Bachelor's 
Degree in 1964. Lt. Perisho attended 
Cornell University and is now at- 
tending George Washington Uni- 
versity. He is a graduate of the 
Naval Aviation Officers" School in 
Pensacola, Florida, and is attached 
to the Defense Intelligency Agency 
in the Pentagon. 

KAY FIELD, '62, of Watervliet, 
Michigan, was married on Saturday, 
the eighteenth of September, to 
Luis Henry Summers. The marri- 
age was solemnized at one o'clock 
in the afternon at Our Lady's 
Chapel in Notre Dame, Indiana. 
The Summers reside at 427 S. 25th 
Street, South Bend, Indiana. 

GINNY KLINKE, '62: 727 Pearl 
Street, Apt. 203, Denver, Colorado. 
Ginny was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Colorado last June, and 
she is now teaching biology and his- 
tory in a junior high school just out- 
side Denver. A year ago this past 
summer, Ginny joined Henrianne 
Dorsey and Anne Berryman for a 
tour of Europe. Ginny is anxious to 
hear from some of her classmates. 

LINDA LARKIN, '62, of Dade 
City, Florida, was married at 8:00 
p. m. on May i, 1965, to Lewis Wil- 
son Murphy of Coolidge, Georgia. 
Mrs. John H. Harris (Judy Rivard, 
"62) of Birmingham, Alabama, and 
Joan Strickland, '65, of Dade City, 
Florida, were bridesmaids. Immed- 
iately following the ceremony, the 
bride's parents entertained at a re- 
ception in their home. Upon re- 
turn from a wedding trip to the 
West Indies, the couple is at home 
at 854 Bougainville Lane, Vero 
Beach, Florida. 

LUCKETT McDonald, '62, of 

Weldon, Arkansas, was married at 
3:00 p.m. on August 21, 1965, to 
James Willis Martin II, of Macks, 
Arkansas. After graduation from 
(Julf Park, Luckett transferred to the 
University of Arkansas, where she 
received the B. S. Degree. She is a 
member of Phi Beta Phi. Mr. Mar- 
tin, also a graduate of UA, is now 
in his second year of graduate work. 

MYRA MADURO, '62, of Panama, 
Republic of Panama, was married 
in October to Joseph Fidangue, Jr. 

TINYA PATRICK, '62: 113 Ridge- 
mont Road, Johnson City, Tennes- 
see. Tinya will be graduated at the 
end of the fall term from East Ten- 
nessee State University. She has a 
major in business administration. 

1962-63: Mrs. William T. Hollis, 
George Peabody College, Veterans 
Village Apartments, Box 16, Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. Mr. Hollis is at 
Peabody, majoring in psychology. 
He plans to enter Law School at 
Vanderbilt after graduation from 
Peabody. Linda and her husband 
have a nine-months-old daughter, 
Carole Anne. 

SARAH GREEN, 1962-63: Mrs. 
John N. McDuffie, Oak Ridge, Lou- 
isiana. Sarah's sister. Dona, will be 
a Ciulf Park student in 1966-6. 

MARY TAYLOR, 1962-63: Mrs. 
Oren Justice, Bldg. E., Apt. 107, 
Shawneetown, Lexington, Kentucky. 
Mary's husband is in medical school 
at the University of Kentucky. They 
have a baby boy, John, born in Sep- 

LYNCH, 1962-65, of Edgewater 
Park, Mississippi, was married on 
Saturday, the fourth of September, 
to Mr. David Cottrell, III, of Gulf- 
port, Mississippi. The marriage was 
solemnized at six o'clock in the 
evening at Saint John the Evangelist 
Catholic Church in Gulfport. A re- 
ception was held at the Edgewater 
Gulf Hotel. Many of Candy's Gulf 
Park classmates returned to the 
Coast for the wedding. 

JULIA BROWNELL, '63: 1263 
Linville Street, Kingsport, Tennes- 
see. Julia is now a student at Ring- 
ling Brothers School of Art in Sara- 
sota, Florida. She was awarded a 
scholarship, placing one out of five, 


for merit and achie\ement. Her 
teachers feel she has great promise. 

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Davidson, 
Deckerd, Tennessee. This past sum- 
mer Diane taught in the kindergar- 
ten program of the Winchester, 
Tennessee, School System. She has 
returned to Rollins College in 
Winter Park, Florida, for her senior 
year. She is majoring in English. 

SALLY ISBELL. '63: 1482 Darbee 
Drive, Lynmar Hills, Morristown, 
Tennessee. Sally, now a senior at 
the University of Tennessee, is doing 
practice teaching in Maryville, Ten- 
nessee, during the first semester. She 
is sharing an apartment with a 
student teacher whose home is in 
Vietnam. During the past four sum- 
m.ers, Sally has worked at the Ham- 
ilton National Bank in Morristown. 

LUCIE STULL KING, '63: 3126 
Park Road, Apt. 210, Charlotte, 
North Carolina. StuU recently ac- 
cepted a position as an executive 
secretary with the Home Insurance 
Company in Charlotte. 

SUSY PORTER. '6^, of Peru. In- 
diana, was married on July 10, 1965, 
to James Elsworth Childs. The wed- 
ding was solemnized in the St. 
Charles Catholic Church in Peru. 
Mr. Childs is a 1965 graduate of the 
University of Notre Dame. The 
couple is now at home at 10842 
Jefferson Road, Osceola, Indiana 

SUSAN SIEGEL, '63: Mrs. Thomas 
Santore, 29 Greenwood Court, Apt. 
C, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The Santores 
were married in May, 1964. They 
now have a little boy, four months 
old. The end of August, Susan and 
Faith Farenzena went to St. Louis, 
Missouri, to atend the wedding of 
Joyce Ann Schneider. They stayed 
with Tanya McCormick for the 
weekend and visited by telephone 
with Diane Baker and Paige Elrod. 

SALLY STILLER, '63 (1290 Park 
Blvd., Apt. 115, Baton Rouge, Lou- 
isiana) sent in a newsletter for her 
class. Marsha Kramer is at the Uni- 
ver:ity of Miami. She attended the 
second session of summer school 
and then had a jaunt to Nassau. 
Joyce Clement attended summer 
school in Hawaii. Betsy Frank is 
engaged. Marian Whitten spent 
part of the summer in Columbus, 
Ohio. She also had an opportunity 

to vi;it Sharon Dawley while there. 
Marian is now working with her 
father. She is pinned to Bill Cath- 
cart. Margaret Pernalete was mar- 
ried on August 28 and is living in 
Ohio. Caryn Stang loafed all sum- 
mer, but is now attending Ringling 
School of Art. Marlene Mathias is 
married to Ron Couch and they are 
living in Maine. Ron is in the Air 
Force. Cynthia Johnston plans a 
November wedding, also an earlier 
trip to the (Julf Coast to vi it Izzy 
Campbell Bankston. Izzy is expect- 
ing a baby soon. Judi Vail attended 
Colorado State University last year 
and pledged Pi Phi. She transferred 
to Texas Tech at the end of the first 
semester. Judy recently \isited Ted- 
dy Cunningham (Mrs. Jim Ro- 
chester) in El Paso. Teddy's hus- 
band is with the Air Force. Cindy 
Cornish is engaged, but will not be 
married until her fiance returns 
from Vietnam. Sharon Sneed was 
married on May 14. Barbara Pearce 
was married on September 4 to Joe 
P. Dove. Before her marriage, Bar- 
bara attended Texas A & I Univer- 
sity, where she pledged Chi Omega. 
Sherry Stuart (Mrs. Jim Webb) has 
a baby boy. Carol Coakley married 
Thomas Keating, Jr., on August 21, 
in Winche ter, Massachusetts. Susan 
Foote had a round with mono, 
which made it necessary for her to 
return home at mid-semester last 
year. She has transferred from Ole 
Miss to a school in Oklahoma. She 
is majoring in art. This summer 
she attended a wedding in Chicago 
and there she met the man of her 
dreams. She is engaged to David 
McMann. Suraya Haddad is in 
school at Auburn, and she is pinned. 
Barbara Packard was married to 
Guy Mathews in June. As for Sally, 
she is attending Louisiana State Uni- 
versity and is living in an apart- 
ment. She would love to hear from 
all her Gulf Park friends. 

PATRICIA HOCJE, 1963-64: 304 
Peach Bloom Drive, Chattanooga, 

MELINDA BRAY, 1963-65: 3515 
Forest Circle, Paducah, Kentucky. 
Melinda is finding the University of 
Kentucky campus quite different 
from Gulf Park, but she is doing 
well in her studies. She is taking 
advanced honors program courses 
in English and sociology. Melinda 
and Cathy, Cathy's three sisters and 
their governess spent the month of 

July in Mexico. They were unable 
to contact any of the Gulf Park girls 
v/ho live in Mexico City. Most of 
them were in school in the States. 
Susie Shirley was in Europe. Me- 
linda is planning to return to Mexico 
next summer for summer work in 
languages. She is a Spanish major. 
Melinda pledged Kappa, and so did 
Cathy at the University of Alabama, 
so now they are real sisters. Mary 
Lewis Finley is also a Kappa at UK. 

JILL MEEKS, 1963-64, of Orlando, 
Florida, and Charles Myers were 
married during the summer. They 
are now living in one of the Caro- 
linas, and Charles is continuing his 
university work. 

PAMELA PEETS, 1964-65: P. O. 
Box 124, Moline, Illinois 61266. 

2300 Iroc]uois Road, Wilmette, Illi- 
nois. Sue entertained as her guests 
for a week this summer Judy Nisbet 
of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Claud- 
ia Tospon of St. Joseph, Missouri. 
Judy is at the University of Ala- 
bama; Claudia pla.ns to travel this 
year; and Sue is attending a sec- 
retarial school in Chicago. Judy was 
a bridesmaid in the wedding of 
Cindy Wintermute, '64, of La- 
Grange, Illinois. 

Antonio, Texas, was married during 
the summer to Fred Shannon. We 
ha\c not received further details 
concerning the wedding. 

TILLY THOMPSON, '65, is now 
Mrs. David Baer, 316 Franklin 
Street, San Mateo, California. 

CYNTHIA WARE, '65, was mar- 
ried on September 26 to Charles 
Wendell Everett of Gulfport, Mis- 
sissippi. The wedding was solem- 
nized at four-thirty in the afternoon 
at the sanctuary of the First Metho- 
dist Church in Pascagoula. Jean 
Nesbit and Savann Whitman were 
among the bridesmaids. A number 
of other Gulf Park classmates at- 
tended the wedding. After a trip to 
Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama, 
the couple is at home in Gulfport 
— 1220 24th Street. 





Anne Veale, 1961-62, of Houston, 
Texas, has been selected to appear 
in the 1966 edition of Outstanding 
Young Women of America. This 
will be an annual compilation of 
approximately 6,000 outstanding 
v/omen between the ages ot 21 and 
36. Guidelines for selection include 
unselfish service to others, charitable 
activities, community service, pro- 
fessional excellence, business ad- 
vancement and civic or professional 
recognition. This pa't summer, 
while touring Europe, Anne had a 
most pleasant surprise. Her group 
was eating at a beer keller in Lu- 
cerne, Switzerland, when Carol 
Lowery, a Gulf Park classmate, 
came in. They had not seen each 
other since graduation in 1962. 
There were about two hundred 
people at the beer keller, which fea- 
tures yodeling and Swiss folk sing- 
ing, but Anne and Carol spotted 
e::ch other immediately. After Gulf 
Park, Anne attended SMU. To quote 
her, "In the three years I spent at 
SMU I learned a lot from books, 
but the most valuable part of my 
education came through my one 
year at Gulf Park. I know, too, that 
the same is true of all the other Gulf 
Park girls around the country." 



The Ciulf Park Alumnae Fund, 
which has accumulated over a long 
period of years from dues paid by 
alumnae at the time of graduation, 
now amounts to $2,375.00. This is 
deposited in Coast Federal Savings 
and Loan. 

The college is planning to refur- 
nish and decorate the Reception 
Room of Hardy Hall. Through the 
years the furnishings there have be- 
come badly depleted. We wonder 
if alumnae would be willing for 
this fund to be used on this pro- 
ject? It will involve painting, new 
furniture, new curtains and drapery 
and decorative accessories. With the 
alumnae fund supplementing what 
the college is able to do at this time, 
the renovations could be more com- 
plete. We would like to have the 
reactions of alumnae to this sugges- 

— Amelia S. Lumpkin 
Alumnae Secretary 

oLJean d oLldf 

To be eligible for the Dean's List a student must attain a grade 
point average of 3.5 or above (excluding Physical Ed.) 

Bette Brock 
Susan Chesnut 

Ann Macon 
Jeanne Robertson 


Guljport, Mississippi 

December, 1965 
Vol. 40 Nd. I 

^Jwonorabie i v lention rJLidt 

To be eligible for the Honorable Mention List a student must 
attain a grade point average of 3.1 to 3.5 (excluding Physical Ed.) 

Carolyn Ashworth 
Christine Bowab 
Brownwyn Bowen 
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